As soon as there was even the slightest of rumours of Disney assimilating 20th Century Fox, there was intrigue/concern about what may lie ahead for some of Fox’s iconic properties. And now, well now there’s news that the House of Mouse is pushing forward with a new outing for those damn, dirty apes.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has brought in The Maze Runner’s Wes Ball to develop and direct a new Planet of the Apes films.
Following the purchase of Fox, there were some initial rumblings that we may get new Apes offering that would be set in the same realm as the most recent, stunning trilogy of Apes movies. For this Wes Ball-helmed effort, it’s not known for certain just yet whether the film will exist in the same universe as that trilogy, or whether this could be some sort of reboot for the franchise.
Either way, we’re sure fans will be just a tad trepidatious over what lies ahead for the Planet of the Apes series. After all, 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes was a jaw-dropping, hard-hitting, beautiful way to see the franchise out.
Then again, if Disney and Wes Ball are able to deliver something similar to any of those three movies, we could again be in for something truly special.
As ever, expect more on this new Planet of the Apes film as we get it.